Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 6 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel Vista Serena is the first hostel in Manuel Antonio designed for young people. We are recommended by the Lonely Planet guide and the Hostelling International. Set on a mountain, surrounded by jungle, with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean, the hostel is the perfect place to experience the peace of paradise and the thrill of local attractions.

Our hostel is specially designed for foreign visitors. You get the rainforest and Costa Rica's most beautiful beach, and still have all of the comforts of home.

We run a small, secluded hostel, and offer personalized services to our guests. Our goal is to cater to the individual - with a little Costa Rican touch! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2021
    The Hostel was fabulous! It was a nice location with a stunning view, and also an incredibly friendly and welcoming staff. I always felt safe there and it is a convenient spot with easy walking distance to the bus stop and a nice little secluded beach. I personally met plenty of cool people there, and you can too, because this hostel attracts very interesting and chill people.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2021
    The view is epic! Juan Carlos the receptionist is the BEST!!!!! He goes up and beyond to help. It was a social hostel because everyone hung out to see the view outside. Quiet hours are at 10pm. I would not consider this a party hostel, more of a social hostel. There is a supermarket, restaurant, and bus stop. I came from San Jose via Tropicata bus left at 6am arrived at 9:30am. Dropped my bags and went straight to the beach. Great WIFI!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Jul 2021
    Incredible stay! Loved the atmosphere and the hospitality. Juan Carlos is an absolutely amazing host, his attention to detail will have you astounded. Highly recommend staying here! Pura vida!
    Argentina, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Jul 2021
    I absolutely loved my stay here. The view is phenomenal, the rooms clean and the owners were so lovely and helpful. I would recommend to anyone. Will definitely be returning!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Apr 2021
    Perfect view, really clean and fully equipped kitchen. The owner is really friendly and helpful and late on Sunday evening he was calling people up to help me organise my onward journey. Great experience there
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Apr 2021
    This place is amazing. For the value, you can’t beat it. Amazing views, friendly staff, and awesome location. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Apr 2021
    Hostel Vista Serena is such a beautiful place. Getting around is so easy and cooking in the kitchen overlooking the view was a highlight. Can’t wait to come back!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Jun 2021
    A great, budget friendly hostel with an amazing view! The staff was very nice and helpful! The rooms and bathrooms were always clean. The only downside to my stay was a group of very loud and rude girls who stayed up drinking most nights and smoked in the common area and patio. Otherwise, my stay here was very comfortable. I especially enjoyed bird watching from the patio each morning overlooking the ocean view! Would recommended this hostel!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 May 2021
    Very kind people with a great location and a breathtaking view . Really close to the playas
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 Jul 2021
    Very good hostel, perfectly clean. The view is amazing. The staff is really helpful. Only negative point is the fact that there is no coffee, salt, pepper and other things to cook. I really recommend this hostel !
    Switzerland, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi